Revlimid, Darzalex and Dex

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It’s been ages since I posted, but that’s because there’s been nothing new to report. I recently began treatment with one of the new-ish monoclonal antibodies called Darzalex (daratumumab, aka dara).  In addition to Darzalex, I’m taking an older drug that I’ve used before, called Revlimid. Once a week, I take a 20mg dose of […]

Revlimid: Possible Side Effects

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This is from ePocrates Common Reactions thrombocytopenia neutropenia diarrhea pruritus fatigue rash constipation nausea nasopharyngitis arthralgia pyrexia back pain peripheral edema dizziness headache cough muscle cramps dyspnea vomiting asthenia epistaxis dry skin abdominal pain anemia infection hypokalemia anorexia insomnia peripheral neuropathy Serious Reactions severe birth defects thrombocytopenia nuetropenia thromboembolism leukopenia anemia pancytopenia rash, severe pneumonia […]

Revlimid

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This is just a note for anyone searching for potential side effects of Revlimid. Revlimid can cause nausea. I notice that I feel ill for a few days while I’m off steroids. The steroids actually help with the nausea. Dr. P. says that they give dexamethasone as an anti-nausea drug, so that explains why I […]

$5250 a month for Revlimid?

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A fellow listmember on the ACOR MM list has been in touch with Celgene quite a bit, to get her husband on the new drug, Revlimid. Those of us in the trials get the drug at no cost to ourselves, but when it’s approved for use with MM, we’ll have to pay (one way or […]

Happy on Revlimid!

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I managed to get onto the Revlimid trial with Decamethasone and this has been the BEST thing that has happened to me in 2 years (since my stem cell transplant)! After Velcade and then a very small special trial my monoclonal protein numbers took right off into the stratosphere! I was very worried. Then within […]

Revlimid and dex might be the next step

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Since I feel that the CNTO 328 trial is not working for me, I’ve been thinking about my next treatment step. I’m almost 100% sure that I want to enroll in the Multicenter, Open-Label, Single-Arm, Expanded Access Program For Lenalidomide Plus Dexamethasone In Previously Treated Subjects With Multiple Myeloma. It involves high dose dex, which […]

FDA panel backs Celgene’s Revlimid

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BOSTON — A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to recommend that the agency approve Celgene Corp.’s oncology drug Revlimid, the company said Wednesday. By Val Brickates Kennedy, MarketWatch Last Update: 1:19 PM ET Sept. 14, 2005 Trading in shares of Summit, N.J.-based Celgene was halted at $52.91 Wednesday morning, ahead of the […]